The Scene

It is a place of legend, nestled at the end of a lush canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado’s most rugged peaks. Nowhere else in the country, or perhaps the world, does such a place exist. To some, we are known for incredible alpine skiing. To others, summers are full of cultural events and endless outdoor activities. By everyone, we are embraced for our authentic mountain character, unpretentious attitude, and celebration of four seasons of adventure in the most beautiful spot of the Rocky Mountain high country.

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There are some classic long established rides around here that locals have been doing on 25c tires (just like nearly everywhere there’s gravel riding) long before riding gravel became a style. Now though, with “road bikes” that take 1.8-2.25+ inch tires and 1:1 or better gearing so much more becomes accessible and fun.

San Miguel County is notorious for well maintained dirt roads that wind endlessly throughout the surrounding mesas. Some of the climbs on the course will hit 15%+ but a majority of the climbing will be a nice 6%-8%. So, bring your legs and your lungs and get ready because the beauty seems to increase exponentially as one climbs higher!

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The many aspen groves throughout the San Juan Mountains transform from verdant green to brilliant yellows and golds. You will find variations of color as you ride throughout the scenic San Juan Mountains. Typically, Fall colors start in mid to late September and last for through the second week of October.

This will be a memorable way to see the fall foliage as you ride through river valleys, aspen grove, high alpine lakes, and mountain passes. The ride heads into Telluride’s high country, where you’ll travel above treeline for spectacular views of the entire valley

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